Recap: Portland State vs. Loyola-Chicago
Portland, OR (SportsNetwork.com) - Aaron Moore registered a double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds as the Portland State Vikings rallied back for a 67-63 victory over the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers in the Portland State Tournament at the Stott Center.
Andre Winston added 16 points for the Vikings (2-1). Tim Douglas tallied 11 points and seven assists while Marcus Hall scored 10 points.
Jeff White paced Loyola (1-2) with 17 points. Christian Thomas scored 11 points and Milton Doyle chipped in 10 points, but also committed seven of the Ramblers' 16 turnovers.
PSU came out of the gate cold and hit on just 6-of-25 field goal tries before the intermission. The Ramblers converted 52 percent of their shots from the floor along with all five of their tries at the free-throw line to take a 35-20 lead into the intermission.
Although Loyola hit on 50 percent of its field goal attempts after halftime, it missed all four of its shots from beyond the arc and went 8-of-15 at the charity stripe. The Vikings knocked down 55.2 percent of their shots from the field and sank 13-of-17 at the free-throw line over the final 20 minutes to arrive at the four-point decision. White tied the contest with a pair of made free throws with 2:06 remaining, but the Ramblers could not keep up as they made only one more field goal attempt the rest of the way.
PSU earned a 33-26 edge in the rebounding battle and scored 26 points off of turnovers to overcome the double-digit deficit.Game Notes